30 Jun Tue - 13th Week in Ordinary Time

6/29/2020 1:45:22 PM
Am. 3:1-8; 4:11-12/ Ps. 6(5):5-6,7,8/ Mt. 8:23-27 (Ps Wk I)

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Amos had been concerned with the inequality between the rich and the poor in Israel. Here he declared that Israel's covenant with God did not mean that they didn't have an ethical responsibility. On the contrary, because of their covenant with God, the Israelites had a greater responsibility to look after the poor and the vulnerable. Amos felt called to prophesy, that is, to tell the people they were wrong, and they needed to return to God.

In our day, we could also use this advice as we wit-ness the division between the rich and the poor. As the people of God, what are we doing to make a difference in our world?

Jesus and the disciples were out in a boat when a violent windstorm came and threatened to sink the boat. Naturally, the disciples were frightened, but Jesus remained asleep! When they woke Jesus up, he seemed untroubled by the violent storm and commanded the wind to stop. The sea became calm. Jesus questioned the disciples'a fear and lack of faith. But the disciples were amazed and questioned the identity of Jesus when the winds and sea obeyed him. What is your question? Are you willing to trust Jesus with your life?

Lord, help me to have perfect trust in You.
 

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6月30日( 二 )   常年期第十三週

亞毛斯先知書 3:1-8;4:11-12
聖詠 5:5-6,7,8
瑪竇福音 8:23-27

福音多處記述了耶穌的雙重本性 ── 真天主真人;今天的片段,就是一個例子。天與人的距離不能以天文數字去計算,因為無可比擬。然而,天主子耶穌基督就是以祂無可比擬的愛,使兩個本性融合在自己身上。

對觀福音把天國的標記,逐個介紹,讓我們具體地認識到,耶穌在驅魔、治病、復生死人及平息風浪的能力背後,所要的彰顯的,是天父的權能。祂以超越世間災殃、恐懼、甚至死亡和大自然的威力,堅固我們的信德,叫我們臨危而不亂,依賴祂應付諸般挑戰。

世海恰似加里肋亞湖,隨時掀起風暴。外來的衝擊,內裏的鬥爭,此起彼伏,是人人的經歷,甚少會有不被搖撼,甚少能夠視蹋下的天為舒適的被蓋。看!我們的主就在這一天,在船尾依枕而睡,把發生在周圍的事,在彈指之間解決了。你說祂倦極而睡也好,但我卻喜歡這樣想:祂把一切全託於父,安枕無憂!

主,教我們在世間遇到的驚濤駭浪,有祢的定力,把一切交託給祢,勇往直前。


DAILY READINGS

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH
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